Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake Blasts The Patriots Over Clock Operator
It was the second shocking moment of the first half in the divisional game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans.
There seems to always be some funny business going on to benefit the New England Patriots, and it reared its ugly head once again prior to halftime of their AFC divisional round playoff game on Saturday.
With just seconds to spare in the 2nd quarter, Tom Brady completed a pass to Danny Amendola for 11 yards, but the time on the clock suspiciously stayed on 0:01 for what seemed like an eternity . That allowed just enough time for the Pats to call a timeout.
— Joe Pequeno (@JoePequenoTV) January 14, 2018
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake did exactly what everybody did at that point: he took to social media and called out the clock operator for the shady thing he just pulled.
Someone check the patriots payroll and look to see if “Play clock operator” is on there. That was blatant. Only right they missed the field goal. The ball never lies
— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) January 14, 2018
To be completely fair, former Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira says there is no reason to think anything shady is going on.
Some people questioning the one second left on the clock at the end of the half and suggesting home cooking. All clock operators in the playoffs are brought in from other cities. They do not travel in the regular season but do in the playoffs. No home cooking.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) January 13, 2018